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The Making of the Film
Why did you want to make a series on the history of India?
Duration: 1 min 07sec
Michael talks about the fact that there had never been a television history of India which, pre-Partition, represented one fifth of the world's population.
What was the biggest challenge in making The Story of India?
Duration: 40 sec
Michael says the biggest challenge was how to tell the story of India in just 6 hours. How does one compress 5,000 years of history and yet still convey the richness and complexity.
What was it like filming in India?
Duration: 55 sec
Michael tells what a great experience he had in India—constant excitement, good food and says you're never alone filming in India. Indians are very film literate and full of helpful filming advice.
What were the highlights of making the film?
Duration: 1min 38 sec
Michael recounts some of the many highlights: filming inside great monuments, attending festivals and melas with millions of people and sharing that experience with the joint British/Indian film crew.
Why is India special to you?
Duration: 1 min 21sec
Michael describes India as an endlessly fascinating and inexhaustibly interesting place—particularly special as it has managed to preserve its traditional civilizations into the modern world.
What were your most memorable moments?
Duration: 1min 32sec
Michael reminisces on his best moments in India and describes being covered with multi-colored paint, stampeded by bulls and meeting Indian ladies on pilgrimage at Holi.